ABSENCE Magazine Spring Deadline Approaching

ABSENCE: Penn State Greater Allegheny's Art and Literary Magazine announces the deadline for its spring 2008 issue. All faculty, staff, and student members of the campus community are encouraged to submit entries by Friday, Feb. 15. The magazine, organized several years ago by the Penn State Greater Allegheny English department, is an annual publication which showcases campus talent.

Dr. Clifford Manlove, assistant professor of English, and ABSENCE adviser, invites faculty, staff and students to submit their poetry, short fiction, essays, photography, visual art, etc.  A "blind submission" policy is used by the student editorial committee to evaluate each work. Each submission, therefore, should be accompanied by a cover page with identifying information about the artist/author submitting the work. Members of the campus community may submit a maximum of five items. Previously published works will not be considered for publication. Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent tomailto:[email protected].

All ABSENCE submissions are eligible for consideration for the Third Annual Chancellor's Awards. Two student winners for the Best Literary and the Best Visual Arts submissions will be awarded $200 each. Two second-place award winners will each receive $75. The Chancellor's Award was instituted in 2006 to promote the growth of an active creative community in and around Penn State Greater Allegheny.

The student editorial staff and faculty advisers review submissions; final decisions about publication rest with the student editor-in-chief. ABSENCE is published in April of each academic year, and is unveiled at its annual Reading and Reception, which features the work of each year's authors and artists. The publication is supported by: the Chancellor's office, Academic Affairs, ACE, Institutional Advancement, Admissions, the Student Government Association and Student Affairs.